I posted my iPad 2 on a craigslist site outside the United States. As with any craigslist post, I got several of the typical, generic "Is the item still for sale?" responses that scream spam/scam with names that don't match up with their weird email addresses. I got one and the name matched up with the email so I sent out a reply saying that it was still available. Here is a rundown of the rest of the email thread, which happened in real time: Craigslist person: I live in _____ . How much is it to ship? Me: $50 USD Craigslist person: Ok. Do you accept PayPal? Me: Yes, I accept PayPal. Do you want the black one or white one? Please send me your physical address, and also a link to show me that you're a real person: Facebook, twitter, LinkedIn, eBay profile, etc. Craigslist person: Here is my address ________ Please send PayPal request immediately. And that's where it ends. I verified the address and it is a real residential location. I am cautious because the person never mentions anything about the iPad and totally disregards my request for a link, not even a "I'm not on any of those sites." I sell things on eBay and ship overseas constantly, but never on CL. And this person is coming from a country that the USPS/eBay consider "safe" (as in are eligible for protection and insurance, complete tracking, postal service compatibility, etc.). I'm not going to send a PayPal request to this person but what are some acceptable practices to follow in this situation? Is there a better way to find out if someone is "real" other than through social networks/Google? If I send out this iPad anywhere overseas, it's going USPS Express Mail International with Delivery Confirmation, Insurance, and Signature Confirmation. Out of curiosity, what would happen if I send a PayPal request to a bogus address/person? I've read the requirements for seller protection and they are all the steps I would normally take.